Tyler Norris

Board Chair, Trustee, Elected 2013 (ON LEAVE)
Oakland, California
BA, Colorado College; MDiv, Naropa University

Tyler Norris, MDiv, is a social entrepreneur and trusted advisor to philanthropies and partnerships working to improve the well-being of people and place. For more than four decades, he has shaped health and development initiatives in hundreds of communities in the U.S. and around the world, and built over a dozen business and social ventures.

Tyler serves as board chair of Naropa University; co-chair of the CEO Alliance for Mental Health; and as a board member for Mindful Philanthropy, the National Academies of Sciences’ Child Well Being Forum, Build Healthy Places Network, the Fireside Project, and the Global Flourishing Study. He was recently named as Visiting Fellow of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Until recently, Tyler served as founding CEO of Well Being Trust for its first 5½ years was an impact philanthropy with a mission to advance mental, social and spiritual health of the United States. In this period, Well Being Trust invested over $65 million in 200+ initiatives and helped build a portfolio of sustaining organizations to accelerate the social movement for mental health and well-being. Previously, Tyler led Total Health at Kaiser Permanente, applying system payroll, purchasing, and investment portfolios to benefit the economic, social, and environmental contributors to health.

Over the decades, Tyler helped start Step Denver; facilitated the opening of the Abraham Path through the heart of the Middle East; and led the Kuhiston Foundation to help establish the national park system and micro-finance in Tajikistan.

Tyler is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Executive Leadership Program, earned a Master of Divinity from Naropa University, and has a bachelor’s degree in World Political Economy from Colorado College. He lives and serves in the communities of the Wood River Valley of Idaho and Oakland, California. See www.tylernorris.com.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

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